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We have scheduled many workshops in the early fall to help you get your Canvas course(s) ready for fall. Join in to help jump start your course and use the most efficient techniques!

Canvas Basics

This workshop is an introduction to Canvas for new users. Topics in this session will include general navigation of the Canvas interface, content creation and organization, notifications and communication, and assignments (including quizzes, graded discussions, papers). The last 30 minutes will be dedicated to Q&A and an open lab session for you to start building your Canvas courses. If you wish to participate, please bring course documents and/or syllabi on a USB drive or bring your laptop. Facilitated by: Terri Johnson, Office of Teaching and Learning

Thursday, August 20, 2:00-3:30 pm  
Anderson Academic Commons 275 (Herold Research Instruction Room)

Monday, August 24, 1:00-2:30 pm  Register here
Anderson Academic Commons 275 (Herold Research Instruction Room)

Tuesday, August 25, 9:00-10:30 am   Register here
Anderson Academic Commons 275 (Herold Research Instruction Room)

Wednesday, September 2, 1:00-2:30 pm   Register here
Anderson Academic Commons 275 (Herold Research Instruction Room)

Thursday, September 3, 9:00-10:30 am   Register here
Anderson Academic Commons 275 (Herold Research Instruction Room)

Tuesday, September 8, 1:00-2:30 pm   Register here
Anderson Academic Commons 345 (OTL Conference Room)

Wednesday, September 9, 11:00 am-12:30 pm   Register here
Online via Adobe Connect: https://connect.du.edu/canvas-training

 

Canvas Open Lab:

Wednesday, August 19, 12:00-3:00 pm
Anderson Academic Commons 345 (OTL Conference Room)

Friday, August 28, 9:00 am-12:00 pm Register here
Anderson Academic Commons 345 (OTL Conference Room)

Monday, August 31, 12:00 – 3:00 pm Register here
Anderson Academic Commons 345 (OTL Conference Room)

Thursday, September 10, 12:00 – 3:00 pm Register here
Anderson Academic Commons 345 (OTL Conference Room)

Canvas

Canvas is the University of Denver’s Learning Management System (LMS), providing a secure environment for classes offered online, face-to-face, or a combination. Canvas is managed according to the Learning Management System Guidelines.

Canvas courses receive updated student and faculty enrollments from our Ellucian®Banner Student Information System every 2 hours from 7am to 11pm daily.

Login to Canvas

Need help with Canvas? Call (855) 712-9770 24 hours a day

Current Canvas System Status

Canvas Resources

Canvas User Guides – online documentation site for students and instructors developed by Canvas. The lessons are continually updated with every new release.

DU Canvas Instructor Tutorial – Self-paced tutorial within Canvas customized for DU instructors.

DU Canvas Student Orientation – If you are new to Canvas, browse through the student orientation and make sure to provide your students with a link to the Canvas Student Orientation within your syllabus and/or Canvas Course.

Canvas in OTL Knowledge Base – Includes FAQs, tech support, and information on external tools.

Using the Lockdown Browser in Canvas – Including how to download it ahead of taking a quiz.

Using VeriCite plagiarism detection in Canvas

DU/OTL Canvas Training Schedule

Webinar recordings of Canvas Workshops

About Canvas

Canvas is used by over 600 colleges, universities, and school districts. This technology employs a “cloud native” model for delivering its software, meaning:

  • The software is hosted on Amazon servers in the US
  • The software is updated automatically across all installations (all schools using Canvas are on the same version of the software)
  • Canvas can dynamically allocate server resources during peak periods in order to mitigate load-based performance issues

Canvas is built upon a modern web framework and conforms to web standards, meaning browser compatibility is not an issue. Usability is the primary focus of Canvas’ design, and no features are added that may degrade the overall user experience. What differentiates Canvas from most learning management systems are the robust collaboration and communication tools built into the software, featuring easily-customizable notifications. The University of Denver has installed several third-party tools within Canvas to give our students and instructors a more robust experience, including plagiarism checking software, integration of DU CourseMedia videos and selected tools from textbook and educational service companies.

Canvas Features

  • Intuitive interface
  • Module-based content organization
  • Speed-Grader application for grading papers online or mobile devices
  • App Center lets instructors add functionality to their courses, including adding test questions from major textbook publishers
  • Customized notifications, including email and text message alerts for students and faculty
  • Integration with Google Docs and Office365 (on request)
  • Free mobile apps for iOS and Android

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